ISSCR to Launch Open Access Journal, Stem Cell Reports

  • 24 October, 2012

Skokie, Illinois, USA, October 24, 2012 — The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) announces the launch of Stem Cell Reports, its new online, open-access journal. With a focus on shorter, single-point articles, Stem Cell Reports will publish high-quality, peer-reviewed research presenting conceptual or practical advances across the breadth of stem cell research and its applications to medicine. Stem Cell Reports will be published by Cell Press, with the inaugural issue to debut in June 2013 in conjunction with the ISSCR 11th Annual Meeting.

Under the leadership of distinguished Editor-in-chief Christine Mummery, PhD (Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands), Stem Cell Reports will provide efficient, fair and informed review and publication. Dr Mummery is joined by Associate Editors Nissim Benvenisty, MD, PhD (Hebrew University, Israel), Thomas Graf, PhD (Center for Genomic Regulation, Spain), Hideyuki Okano, MD, PhD (Keio University School of Medicine, Japan) and David Scadden, MD, PhD (Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University, USA).

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, ISSCR President and Nobel Laureate said, “We are thrilled to announce the launch of the ISSCR’s journal, Stem Cell Reports. This unique, open-access forum will provide the membership and the wider scientific community with high visibility for their research and accelerate the speed with which advances and new ideas are shared and expanded.”

“We are delighted to partner with Cell Press to publish Stem Cell Reports,” said Nancy Witty, ISSCR Executive Director and CEO. “The ISSCR’s journal will be a valuable and complementary addition to our affiliated journal, Cell Stem Cell, also the result of a highly successful collaboration between the ISSCR and Cell Press.”

Christine Mummery, PhD, Editor-in-chief added, “Science moves forward through dissemination and discussion and the ISSCR’s journal will play a critical role in driving progress in the field. Stem Cell Reports will focus on publishing succinct, novel insights in stem cell research and regenerative medicine in a timely fashion—and fully available to the global community.”

Stem Cell Reports will begin accepting submissions in December 2012 for publication in the inaugural issue, due to be published in June 2013. Stem Cell Reports authors will retain full copyright over their articles, which will be published using Creative Commons licenses.

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About the ISSCR: The International Society for Stem Cell Research is an independent, nonprofit membership organization established to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, to encourage the general field of research involving stem cells and to promote professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and application.

About Cell Press: Cell Press is committed to improving scientific communication through the publication of world-renowned, highly cited, exciting research and reviews. Cell Press journals remain synonymous with excellence and innovation in scientific publishing. Cell Press is also committed to providing value to authors and readers through innovation in online content, mobile access, and article formats and is introducing new experiences, such as webinars and the Cell Symposia conference series that complement our journals. Cell Press strives to ensure that our high-impact journals are widely accessible through public access, funding-body agreements, and open-access initiatives.